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This morning the Lord revealed a truth to me. I had read it many times but I thought of it as a teaching that identified Christ to us. The Spirit in us was to help us recognize the truth of His Word and His identity to us as our Great Shepard.
In John 10:5 it says, “A stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers.”
So what about all of us who are not the Christ ourselves but disciples of Him? What are we to do in order to be heard and understood, to be recognized by the sheep so they will follow?
The movie Iron Will is the story of a young man determined to win money for school by winning a rigorous and potentially deadly dog sled race; at the end literally yards from the finish line, he collapses.
His faithful lead dog had been trained by Will’s father to respond to a four tone whistle. The father dies in a logging accident early in the film. Will was given a wooden whistle that would duplicate these tones. All through the movie we hear Will use the whistle to signal his lead dog into action. Toward the end of the race Will loses the whistle. Remember the whistle reminds Will and the dog of the father.
Yards from victory, Will collapses. The entire town stands at the finish line, they wait for Will to get up. Other competitors are closing on the finish line. Will is half conscious. Suddenly you hear it. From the crowd the four tones are heard. The dog’s ears perk up. The tones become stronger as more people join in. The dog jumps up and struggles to pull the sled with Will in it. The tones echo between the buildings as the crowd sees the response of the sled dogs. The team of dogs hear and respond racing the competition to the finish line to win for their master Will.
The Father has won. The Son has won. The team wins, because the tones they recognized prompted action on their part. Victory required their action and the tones reminded them of their faithful Master who was no longer there in person but was definitely there in Spirit. All they had to hear was the special tones.
I am a stranger to most of you. You will not listen to me except I speak in tones you recognize from the Master. Your spirit knows by the Holy Spirit those life protecting tones. Already, many Christians are exhausted and collapsing yards from the finish line. Anger, frustration, and lawlessness have taken their toll. They are not dead yet but they may be defeated if the tones that bring life are not whistled into their spirit. Eternity waits for those who awaken to the Words of eternal life, the Words of Jesus and the Father. He said we must lovingly endure all that is coming with a view of the finish line. It is the same one Jesus saw.
We do not literally see it but we see it because The Master has called to us by His Word, through the resurrected life of His Son, as He demonstrated the power that insures resurrected life. He has whistled the life giving victorious set of tones and more. He has applied lyrics, “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.”
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